Monday, November 19, 2018

When Your Words Came, I Ate Them


When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight…


Recently Angeline invited us to her home because she wanted to share how Christ had changed her life.  Eleven years ago, Angeline was living in darkness, as she puts it.  Brewing and other wrong ways of bringing in money were part of her lifestyle.  She had many children to put through school and did not see any other way to earn money.  But she was unhappy with her lifestyle and tried to leave it.  She cried out to God for help.  About that time, a Tabitha Bible study began in her area.  Angeline had rejected the Christians who had visited her at other times to share Christ with her.  But the Bible study intrigued her and she began to attend.  Almost immediately she learned the seventeen verses necessary to earn a Bible and received her own Bible.  Having completed two years in high school, she could read well and eagerly read God’s Word.  As she shared her testimony with us, she shared the verse from Jeremiah 15:16,  When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, Lord God Almighty.

Angeline sang, “That God Should Love a Sinner Such as I”

The Lord changed her heart and her lifestyle in the months that followed, showing her other ways to make a living with the land that she owned.  Her neighbors were amazed to see the change in her, and to see how God provided for her to be able to put her children through secondary school, and some through college.  She gave God praise, quoting 2 Corinthians 5:17. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”


Three of Angeline's daughters, on the left, have come to know Jesus, too.

Julie Ganey, Center Leader Monica, Peris, Leaders Alice and Grace, Angeline, Linda

Alice and Grace have been teaching Bible studies for ten years in Angeline’s community. We thank God for leaders who faithfully teach God’s Word, week after week, year after year, because they love the Lord Jesus and have a passion to see lives changed like Angeline’s. Thank God that He changes lives as we meet Him in His Word.  Pray that each of us would eat God’s Word with joy and delight.

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